Postal voting begins in east
[TamilNet, Monday, 28 April 2008, 15:38 GMT]
Postal voting for the east provincial council election is to be held on April 28 and April 29 at government offices in the three districts, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampaa'rai in the province. 22,412 public servants are eligible to cast their votes in the province, according to election officials.
The breakdown of the postal voters district wise: Trincomalee-8,577; Batticaloa- 4,427; Ampaa'rai-9,468.
Meanwhile, the postal delivery of polling cards addressed to 982,721 eligible voters in the three districts of east province almost came to an end on Sunday. Specially assigned postal employees worked on Sunday to complete the delivery. However eligible voters could collect their polling cards at their respective post offices if they fail to receive their poling cards for various reasons such as change of address, election officials said.